Mosman Park – Minimal With Smart Materials
Offers for this Mosman Park home close 5pm on 30th May 2016 (unless sold prior)
Architect: DMG Architecture
Land Size: 1551 m² (approx)
Garage Spaces: 3
This memorable home was designed and owned by an award-winning architect and the essence of the home was driven by the magnificent views. It’s bathed in natural light and his vision was to capture a modern, yet minimal beachside home perfect for Perth’s environment.
His selection of eco materials designed for sustainability, durability and low maintenance was a smart idea aimed at combatting the cost of living and care.
We talked to the owners about their spectacular home, the design process and what they believe are highlights.
What were the essential elements when designing this home?
“The design of the property was to take advantage of the views to the north and west over the ocean, the shelter from the south westerly winds provided by the Pine Trees in the park and to take advantage of the large land area. DMG references natural materials in its designs and this instance the expressive use of zinc metal cladding, concrete wall panels, Wandoo timber flooring, decking and wall cladding, stone flooring, steel and glass are used extensively to express a simple modern industrial architectural language”.
“We like to think we set environmental examples by using good planning principles to optimise solar gains in winter, shading in summer, cross ventilation control, using the concrete panels as a heat sync on the southern side, lighter timber framing on the northern side, rainwater storage for all internal uses, solar heating, solar panels for power use in daylight, local flora and timber sourced either by plantation or off the forest floor”.
Name some of the key materials you used?
Materials were chosen for coastal longevity and minimal maintenance.
Locally sourced, offsite precast concrete wall panels
Structural steel shell, bolted together to create the building form/structure
Commercial metal roof and wall decking. No screw holes
Zinc cladding in pan profile panels
Wet edge concrete pool construction with evacuated glass tube pool heating
Attention to insulation and acoustic attenuation using commercial applications
High-Performance low E laminated glass (10.38mm)
Reticulated data and AV cabling throughout to enable central server / IT for future flexibility
LED light fittings throughout
What are some of the highlights of the home?
The vista over the ocean to watch the approach and turn into the shipping lane on approach to Fremantle Harbour. Location to the river and sea. The light and large volumes of oversized spaces with high ceilings.
Tell us some of the best things about living in Mosman Park?
The location. Running over the walk bridge to surf, swim and walk the dog along Leighton beach.
Sneak peek home open on Saturday 7th May – Register your interest.
Minimalist contemporary design
Approximately 600sqm internal floor area
Large triple garage (approx 65sqm)
Built in 2013 – near new condition
The state-of-the-art kitchen, equipped with stunning appliances and hidden scullery
Two exceptional indoor-outdoor living spaces
Huge master suite with ocean views
King size bedrooms
Wet edge, solar heated swimming pool
Ducted air-conditioning throughout
External zinc cladding to whole northern side
Landscape architect gardens utilising native, water-wise flora with reticulation
Two water tanks each hold 57,000 litres
Honey-hued Wandoo floors
Pre-cast concrete walls
Triple glazed low-E laminated glass
Highly specified insulation and acoustic attenuation
AV cabling throughout
Mosman Park Real Estate
Agent: Jody Fewster